My apologies for the late post. Eunice’s family has been here so I haven’t been able to load the pictures from the camera. The other day me, Eunice, and Grace decided to go to Noryangjin to eat some fresh seafood. It’s crazy, people will grab you and yell at you just to get us to buy seafood from them. So we decided to just pick a not so naggy seller.
This is the entrance to the fish market. Yeah it looks sketch.
That tiny path turns into the fish market.
All kinds of crazy seafood.
A couple stands and the old ladies running them.
Foot long prawns.
The flat fish on top was our dinner. Flounder. Once they weigh it, they whack it on the head until it's either dead or fainted and then the slicing begins.
So once the fish and everything is prepared the merchants refer us to a restaurant on the second floor. They deliver the fish and we take whatever we bought to the restaurant and the ladies there prepare everything for us. We pay for the fish and other seafood and at the restaurant it’s a set price per head. For the set price, we get all the condiments, kimchee and other sides, and with the scraps from the fish they prepare a spicy fish stew (maewoontang). So overall, the three of us paid a total of 50 bucks. Which is dirt cheap for the quality of seafood.
A view from the second floor right outside the restaurant.
Another view from upstairs.
Just a simple table setup.
I wasn't familiar with this in Atlanta, but in Korea this is the popular dipping sauce for sashimi. It's ssamjang, sesame oil, fresh garlic, and green onions. It's ridiculous.
Eunice and Grace. Eunice is too happy right now.
A view of the restaurant with me in the way.
Live octopus, also bought at the market. It's actually pretty good. It has a very light taste, almost tasteless, and is very chewy. It's just good food to munch on.
Flounder sashimi served with real wasabi, pickled ginger, and pickled garlic.
Maewoontang. Spicy fish stew served at the end of our meal.